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Two Blacon schools officially handed over after rebuilding programme is completed

Blacon High and Dee Point Primary are part of latest £27m batch of North West schools

The new Blacon High School building

Blacon High and Dee Point Primary are among four UK schools which have been rebuilt under the Education Funding Agency’s (EFA) Priority School Building Programme (PSBP) by construction and infrastructure company Morgan Sindall.

The programme aims to provide new, modern facilities to the schools in most urgent need of repair and replacement.

The four completed schools - worth a combined total of £27 million - are: Blacon High School in Chester, Plymouth Grove Primary School in Manchester, Dee Point Primary School in Blacon, Chester and Bedford Drive Primary School in Wirral.

They form part of the PSBP North West batch, a total of 12 schools in Blackpool, Chester, Wigan, Manchester, Stockport and Merseyside, awarded to a Morgan Sindall Investments/Equitix consortium in August 2014.

Morgan Sindall managing director in the North, Andy Hall, attended the official opening ceremony of Blacon High School along with EFA’s Sara Humber and the deputy Lord Mayor of Chester, Razia Daniels.

At the official opening ceremony for Blacon High School were head boy Marcel Aziamale, headteacher Sue Yates, Deputy Lord Mayor of Chester Razia Daniels and head girl Katie Bristow.

Andy said: “We’re incredibly proud to be delivering these schools as part of the PSBP programme and pleased to hand over this latest batch on schedule and ready for the start of the new school year.

“Both pupils and teachers will enjoy the kind of modern, fit-for-purpose learning environments that Morgan Sindall has established a reputation for designing and building.”

This latest handover takes the total number of successfully delivered PSBP schools in the North West Batch to seven with Bridge Hall Primary School in Stockport, JH Godwin Primary School in Blacon, Chester and Halebank Primary School in Halton all being handed over earlier this year.

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